A debt-ridden mother "forced" her 29-year-old married daughter to have a physical relationship with a money-lender in Thane, police said on 10 August.
Anthony Joseph Samil, an auto-rickshaw driver, has been arrested in this connection, Assistant Police Inspector JB Bhoyar of Manpada police station told Press Trust of India.The woman made her daughter take a loan of Rs 10,000 from Samil, he said.
He demanded the daughter repay the loan as her mother was unable to clear it off.
He allegedly threatened that if the daughter does not repay the loan, he will throw acid on her and also kill her husband, police said.
The daughter reported the matter to her mother who insisted she call Samil home, Bhoyar added.
When the 30-year-old visited the mother's house, he sexually exploited the daughter.
Her mother supported the crime as she locked the house door from outside, police said.
Samil sexually abused the daughter repeatedly from 13 July till the next 22 days.
Following a complaint, a case under section 376 (rape) of IPC was registered in this regard, the officer added. Samil was produced before a court which remanded him in police custody till 13 August, the police officer said. The mother has not yet been arrested, he said, adding investigations are underway.